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FOOD VAN

Click here to watch our very own food van movie. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it

The Kehilat Nitzan Tikkun Olam (KNTO) food van provides nutritious meals and social connection for disadvantaged people at Alma Park. The KNTO food van began in the early 2000’s outside the Gatwick Hotel in St Kilda in an Emerald Hill Mission van and later partnered with the Father Bob Maguire Foundation using their 'Hope Mobile' at a park in Port Melbourne.

During the Covid-19 pandemic when the food van could not operate, volunteers distributed food to homeless people on the streets in St Kilda. As soon as Covid rules allowed for communal gatherings again in early 2021, the food van reopened in Alma Park, St Kilda, now it’s new home.

It is a welcoming place where guests gather to eat delicious home cooked kosher meals and also to connect with our fantastic team of volunteers and to meet and befriend other people. Most guests live alone and may not have spoken to anyone all day. Like all of us they want to connect with other human beings and need to feel heard and cared for. Our volunteers listen, check in to see how their week has been and show genuine care and interest in their lives.

Please contact Deb Korman through the office if you are interested in joining our special team at the food van. 

 

Tue, 18 June 2024 12 Sivan 5784